Patrick Smith

Rethinking America’s Exceptionalism

Can Americans exist without the ideology of exceptionalism that has carried them for over two centuries?

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American Power: When Atlas Shrugs

To bear less responsibility in the 21st century will do the United States good, even it it means less American power.

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Was America Ever Exceptional?

How it hurts a nation that cannot distinguish between strength and power.

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Reconciling the Two Indias

How has India’s development caused its society to split in two — and how can these parts be reconciled?

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Reading the Tea Leaves in November

Is the United States ready to accept the 21st century?

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America’s Turning Point: Was It 2001 or 2008?

What can Americans learn about the future by identifying a fundamental turning point in their recent past?

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Somebody Else’s Century

Why does the Western world still not understand certain key aspects of Asia?

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Hong Kong — A Failure To Celebrate?

What makes Hong Kong's political crisis a beacon of hope?

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A Secret Letter from Beijing

What does a Chinese government official think about the Chinese and U.S. position on the global stage?

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South Korea — The End of Obedience

What is the real meaning of recent U.S.-South Korean differences?

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